Dean Gilliland came to Fuller in 1990 after 22 years of missionary experience in Nigeria, where he worked in theological education and co-founded the West African Association of Theological Institutes. He coordinated the School of Intercultural Studies’ concentration in contextualization and also taught courses in African studies and in the Pauline theology of mission. His publications include Pauline Theology and Mission Practice
(1983), African Religion Meets Islam: Religious Change in Northern Nigeria
(1986), The Word Among Us: Contextualization and World Mission
(edited, 1989), and The World Forever Our Parish
(1991), among others. Dean also served as president of the American Society of Missiology from 1995-1996. His recent lecturing trips have taken him to many countries, including Nigeria and England.
Areas of Expertise, Research, Writing, and Teaching:
Mission for the 21st century, Apostle Paul and Today's Church, Church and Mission in Africa, Folk Religions, Christianity and Islam, African Muslims